List of Anime Television Series:
Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman

Japanese name: Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman TV Series image
Japanese name: 科学忍者隊ガッチャマン
English name: Scientific Ninja Team Gatchaman; Battle of the Planets; G Force
Dates: October 1, 1972-September 29, 1974
Broadcast time: Sunday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 105
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Productions
Production Company: Tatsunoko Productions
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Tatsuo Yoshida
Series Director: Hisayuki Toriumi
Episode Director(s): Hisayuki Toriumi, Hiroshi Sasagawa
Producer(s): Ippei Kuri
Planning: Jinzo Toriumi, Satoru Suyama
Writer(s): Jinzo Toriumi, Satoru Suyama
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Tatsuo Yoshida, Mitsuki Nakamura (mecha), Kunio Okawara (mecha)
Animator(s): Sadao Miyamoto (director), Shigeyuki Ikeda (assistant director), Masami Suda (animator)
Backgrounds: Mitsuki Nakamura, Ninomiya Tsuneo
Music: Bob Sakuma
Sound: Shigeharu Shiba (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, future life, alien invasion, crime, ninjas
Home Video
United States: ADV Films (partial)
Note(s): This series has been broadcast in the United States in two different versions, Battle of the Planets and G-Force.

In 1994-1995, Tatsunoko made a new version of this series in three oavs, Gatchaman.

This series is continued by Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman II (1978).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Kagaku Ninja-Tai Gatchaman go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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